EYFS is the Early Years and Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception). In Nursery and Reception classes the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This involves activities and experiences for children in the following seven areas (the three areas in bold are considered the ‘prime’ areas of focus:

• Communication and language development
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Literacy development
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

Each of these areas has its own learning goals. By the end of Reception most children should have made significant progress towards achieving these goals. The revised version of the curriculum can be downloaded below.

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage